What Makes Us Different
Winning campaigns start with the issue and the candidate. The Redfern Group will provide extensive training for volunteers and activists with a focus on local communities. Targeting the right voter begins with understanding the electorate. Our state of the art system of tracking voter behavior gives us a unique advantage building a communications strategy that breaks through the noise and clutter of election season.
Combined with experts in the fields of print and electronic media, The Redfern Group is a leader in the field of campaigns.
Kim Redfern brings more than a decade of municipal, legislative and excutive branch experience to the company she founded. Originally from the Columbus area, Kim most recently was senior partner with the RLB Group where she focused on client relationships and Statehouse lobbying.
Kim has also worked for members of congressional leadership, county candidates and incumbents, non profit issue organizations and foundations. As principal parter for the Redfern Goup, Kim coordinates most aspects of the company.
Stephanie L. Dodd
The Redfern group is proud to partner with SLD Consulting, a political fundraising firm based in Central Ohio. Owner Stephanie L. Dodd works with candidates, organizations and issue-based groups to achieve maximum fundraising results. Stephanie raises funds and awareness for county and state candidates, county parties and PACs.
She worked in the private sector for a Fortune 500 company in government relations with a focus on the company’s Ohio PAC. Stephanie possesses a strong understanding of the need for innovative strategies, the ability to analyze data and the commitment essential for success.
Kathleen Cochrane DePiero
Kathleen Cochrane DePiero is an Emmy Award winning journalist, who joined the Fox 8 News Team as a general assignment reporter in March of 2005. Prior to moving to Cleveland and working at Fox, Kathleen was the morning anchor at News 14 Carolina in Charlotte, NC and an anchor/ reporter at WTAP-TV in her hometown of Parkersburg, WV.
Kathleen attended the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism, with a specialization in Political Science. While at O.U., Kathleen was one of four E.W. Scripps Schools of Journalism students selected to study journalism abroad. She studied at the University of Wales, in Cardiff, Wales.
Kathleen was also a reporter, anchor and producer at WOUB-TV in Athens, OH, while in college, as well as an intern at WBNS-TV in Columbus, OH. Kathleen has won several awards throughout her career, including an Emmy Award for Spot News in 2007, after covering a live rally in Cleveland where gun shots were fired. She was also nominated for an Emmy in 2010 for her coverage of Anthony Sowell and the Imperial Avenue Murders and again, in 2011, for her coverage of "Operation Haiti Relief", after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Kathleen received a North Carolina Associated Press Award for Best Series in 2005, on her coverage of the "Down Low" phenomenon in African American Communities and, while in high school, she was named West Virginia High School Journalist of the Year.
Louis Capobianco has spent the last decade plus on Capitol Square in Columbus, in and around the Statehouse. Louis most recently was Director of Legislative Affairs to former Governor Ted Strickland. Prior to that Louis was Policy & Legislative Director for the Office of Budget & Management and Finance Director for the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Louis has worked on numerous Legislative and statewide campaigns over the years most recently as Deputy Political Director for the 2010 Democratic Statewide Coordinated Campaign.